Ticket prices for what the campaign is billing as a “Conversation with Hillary” were $1,000 and $2,700, the maximum individual contribution for a candidate seeking his or her party’s nomination under federal law.
The event is the next-to-last stop on a four-day, five-state fundraising trip that began Tuesday with events in Aspen and Denver, Colo., according to the website PoliticalPartyTime.org, which tracks political fundraisers.
Clinton conducted fundraisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles on Thursday in her quest to become the nation’s first female president.
After the event in La Jolla, Clinton is scheduled to fly to McAllen, Texas.
Irwin Jacobs was a major financial backer of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. Jacobs contributed more than $2 million to super PACs that supported Obama in 2012 and $23,000 directly to Obama and the Democratic Party, according to the political news website Politico.
This will be the 67-year-old Clinton’s first visit to San Diego since she declared her candidacy. She was last in the city in June of 2014, when she signed copies of her book “Hard Choices,” and later spoke at a biotech conference.
In Los Angeles on Thursday, Clinton met with a group of home care providers, praising the work they do and the contributions they make to the nation’s health care system and conducted a campaign fundraiser.
Clinton took part in a roundtable discussion on home care at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, organized by the Service Employees International Union, which includes members in the health care industry and is working to unionize more of them.